Helping Old Friends

Offering services & companionship to people, who for whatever reason find themselves living alone and isolated.

Who we are

With over 25 years of experience, we recognise that there is a necessity for a service that provides, more than anything, companionship to people who, for whatever reason find themselves living alone and isolated. Sometimes you need to have a person just to talk to, someone to replace that lightbulb, someone to help navigate around the internet to fill in a form, Mow the lawn or find a handy man to do the job that has been left undone for ages.

That is where Helping Old Friends comes in….

We can setup regular visits to suit your requirements with well matched companions who will listen, help do the odd jobs or just be there for you. Through our advanced scheduling software, we can ensure that you will get the visit when and where you want them with a Companion best suited to your character.

Sometimes our families for whatever reason are unable to be with us but need the peace of mind to know that you are being looked after. With the help of IoT (Internet of Things) we can provide the equipment necessary to monitor various aspects within the house to provide a personalised dashboard of measurements that will flag up out-of-the-ordinary events thus providing us with early intervention capabilities before things go wrong.

(We do not provide any Personal Care or assist with medication administering)

The trouble is not that I am single and likely to stay single, but that I am lonely and likely to stay lonely.

― Charlotte Brontë

What we offer

Having a caring companion by the side of a family loved one can make all the difference to the family as well as to the person themselves. We aim to change people’s lives for the better.

We can provide a check in call when required or a longer visit which could include;

⦁ Light housework
⦁ Putting home deliveries away
⦁ Shopping Calls
⦁ Preparing and cooking meals
⦁ Assistance in attending Drs appointments.
⦁ Hairdresser appointments
⦁ Attending hospital appointments
⦁ Social calls
⦁ Assistance with writing of memoirs
⦁ Gardening and home maintenance
⦁ Accompanying to social events
⦁ Or just somebody to have a chat and cup of tea with

All our staff have an enhanced police check and relevant training annually. They are Covid Vaccinated and use full PPE, following government guidelines.

They do not wear uniform but carry a valid ID badge. They are not carers, but they do care.

We can visit you and your loved ones to discuss what you are looking for and to match the right person for you.

We are looking for Companions to join our team

We are looking for caring and compassionate people with a wealth of life experiences and skills to join us in providing in home services for our customers (no personal care involved).

It is less about age and more about finding the right people who are mature, compassionate with a caring nature who can relate to the ageing process. You may be semi-retired or retired and looking for a rewarding way to help others while still earning a wage or just looking for a change of career. Car driver essential.

Give us a ring for a chat about who we are and what we can offer you. No experience necessary but lots of heart required.

Contact us

If you have any questions about us or our services, please get in touch. You can also write to Katrina directly at – katrinasimms@helpingoldfriends.co.uk

    Address

    Suite 4a, Lucena House, Shaw Village Centre,
    Swindon, SN5 5PY

    Call us

    To get in touch for some friendly advice
    call 01793 550895